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and featuring the legendary rootcrew. >> questlove: 221. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: right back at you, baby! oh, my goodness. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much. thank you. welcome to "the tonight show," everybody. thank you for being here. [ cheers and applause ] oh, looking good. it's going to be fun tonight. here's what everyone's talking about. this weekend was the conservative political action conference, cpac, which
featured several speakers including sarah palin and also phil robertson from "duck dynasty." [ laughter ] it was a good weekend for conservatives. a great weekend for wild animals. [ laughter and applause ] "they're all in one place. let's have a party! they're all in one building! whoo! it's safe. it's safe." during the conference, rand paul told the crowd that it was time for a new president and that people need to help make the change. of course most people agree with him since that's how term limits work. [ laughter ] they were like, "yeah it is. the president can't run again. we know that. let's focus on something else." and rnc chairman reince priebus -- >> steve: yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: reince priebus criticized joe biden saying that he can't control his mouth. [ laughter ] kind of like someone trying to say the name reince priebus. [ laughter ] reince priebus. sounds like a drunk person saying "rented prius." [ laughter ] [ slurring words ] "reinced a priebus.
i reinced a priebus. it's pretty good. drives pretty well." [ laughter ] reince priebus took a shot at biden, said he couldn't control his mouth. and biden was like, "that's what she said." [ laughter ] "sorry, i did it again. why do i keep doing this?" [ laughter ] why? he can't control it. president obama's heading to south carolina this week, which means that he will have visited 48 states as president. leaving only south dakota and utah remaining. isn't that cool? and now south dakota and utah are competing to see who can get the president to visit their state next by releasing a a series of tourism slogans targeted just at him. [ laughter ] take a look at these. first one says, "south dakota, come be our black person." [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: that's cute. [ applause ] >> jimmy: that could work. could work. >> steve: might work. >> jimmy: and utah released this slogan. "utah, vegas is just a six hours drive." that's not that close. [ laughter and applause ] no.
then south dakota released this slogan, "south dakota, we will carve your face in mt. rushmore right now." [ laughter ] i mean, that looks like his head. [ laughter ] utah countered with this one. "utah, ryan gosling visited here once. wait, sorry that was montana. damn." [ laughter ] still he's a good-looking guy. and everybody likes him, yeah. and finally south dakota released this slogan. "south dakota, the tropical dakota." there you go. [ laughter and applause ] i didn't know it was called that. yesterday kanye west revealed on twitter that his upcoming album will be named "so help me god." [ laughter ] or as kanye calls it, "self-help." [ laughter and applause ] ♪ >> steve: oh! >> jimmy: this is just weird. a man in new york got a ticket this week for driving in the carpool lane with a piece of wood with a hoodie over it in the passenger seat. [ laughter ] you're not supposed to do that. no. i don't even think he felt too sorry about it.
listen to this guy. >> he was starting a new job and needed to get to work on time. turns out -- >> i've been using it for months. [ laughter ] >> in fact, campbell drove back to his suffolk county home after work with the dummy still buckled in. he says he does not plan on riding solo anytime soon. instead -- >> i got his sister down in the basement. on special occasions i bring her out and she wears a tutu, i swear. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: we'll just take your word for it, buddy. [ laughter ] something tells me he's got a a real person in the basement too, yeah. [ laughter and applause ] take her out put a tutu on her, oh boy. all right, buddy. [ laughter ] yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. and finally, during an interview last week, apple ceo tim cook said that he wakes up very early in the morning, so he misses all of the late-night shows. which means there's no chance that tim cook is watching our show right now. [ audience booing ] so you know what that means? it's time for "tim cook fun
time." ♪ tim cook fun time fun time tim cook ♪ ♪ look at tim cook tim cook with a macbook ♪ ♪ factual cook casual cook black tie cook nice guy cook ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ presentation cook celebration cook contemplation cook relaxation cook tim cook ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have a great show. give it up for the roots, ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hey, everybody. thank you so much. we have a big week of shows ahead. judi dench, danny devito, hugh jackman will all be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] hugh jackman, hugh and i are going to play a -- musical beers. >> steve: hmmm. >> jimmy: with a couple of
special guests. that's on thursday. be sure to tune in for that. and we'll have music from hozier. >> steve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ take me to church [ mumbling lyrics ] ♪ ♪ okay we get it. take him to church. [ laughter ] will somebody give him a ride to church? >> steve: just get him to church. >> jimmy: i just don't understand why somebody doesn't just take the man to church. [ laughter ] >> steve: they should. >> jimmy: any church? >> steve: any church. >> jimmy: or is it a specific church? >> steve: i think it's any church. someone could just drop him off. or call a cab. >> jimmy: i guess it would be "take me to a church." >> steve: right. that'd be, "take me to a a specific church. ♪ take me to a church >> jimmy: i don't even want to pick him up. you know who should drive him? that guy with the dummy and hood. [ laughter and applause ] he can drive in the h.o.v. lane! take him to church! [ applause ] it's a big deal. but tonight, oh, my gosh, we have a fantastic show tonight. from the new movie "woman in gold," ryan reynolds is here. [ cheers and applause ] oh, my gosh. ladies love ryan reynolds. ryan and i are going head to head in a game of egg russian roulette later in the show.
>> jimmy: yeah. plus, he's the star of one of the most watched and talked about new shows of the season. every week it's gone up in the ratings. now it's like getting like super bowl ratings. and it's so much fun to watch. have you seen it yet? >> steve: yeah, it's fantastic. >> jimmy: it's unbelievable. "empire." terrence howard is here. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: taraji. it's a fun show man, i love it. and we've got music from -- this is one of our favorites. gosh, she's got such a great voice. kelly clarkson is in the house. [ cheers and applause ] you can't beat kelly clarkson. guys, i have some pretty fun news. the "tonight show" mascot, hashtag the panda, just got his very own stuffed animal down at the nbc experience store. there he is. [ cheers and applause ] where's the little hashtag? just to show, yeah. got a little hashtag. [ audience aws ] the cool thing is if you squeeze his hand the hashtag song plays. ♪
[ laughter ] that's pretty cool, right? ♪ hashtag. hey. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] hashtag the panda. hey, buddy. what's that? [ applause ] wait, you have some extra stuffed animals you'd like to give the audience right now? [ cheers and applause ] all right, hit it roots, go for it buddy! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh my gosh. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] hey, get out of here. go on, go. stop it. hey! get out of here! hashtag the panda, everybody! there he is. [ cheers and applause ]
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, welcome back, everybody. thank you so much for being here. thank you for watching at home. hot show tonight. as i said earlier, kelly clarkson is on the show tonight. oh, she's awesome. [ cheers and applause ] she's so great. i was actually reading a piece last week that said that she's having trouble finding people to do duets with her. you guys hear that? yeah, i don't know. i don't understand what they're talking about. i would love to do a duet with kelly clarkson. [ cheers and applause ] >> did somebody say duet? do you want to do a duet? do you want sing with me? >> jimmy: yes, i said duet. i got you, babe. ♪ ♪ they say we're young and we don't know
we won't find out until we grow ♪ ♪ well i don't know if all that's true 'cause you got me and baby i got you ♪ ♪ babe i got you babe ♪ ♪ mock yeah ing yeah ♪ ♪ bird yeah yeah yeah ♪ ♪ mockingbird everybody have you heard ♪ ♪ islands in the stream that is what we are no one in between how can we be wrong ♪ ♪ sail away with me to another world and we'll rely on each other, ah ha ♪ ♪ from one lover to another, ah ha ♪ [ cheers ]
♪ you were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when i met you ♪ ♪ i picked you out i shook you up and turned you around ♪ ♪ turned you into someone new ♪ ♪ don't don't you want me you know i don't believe you ♪ ♪ when you say that you don't see me ♪ ♪ don't you want me baby baby, you could never look me in the eye ♪ ♪ yeah, you buckle with the weight of the words stop draggin' my ♪ ♪ stop draggin' my stop ♪ ♪ don't go breakin' my heart i couldn't if i tried oh honey if i get restless baby you're not that kind ♪
♪ love lifts us up where we belong where eagles cry on a mountain high ♪ ♪ >> do y'all feel that? [ cheers ] ♪ look at this face i know the years are showin' ♪ ♪ look at this life i still don't know where it's goin' ♪ ♪ i don't know much but i know i love you and that may be all i need to know ♪ ♪ i'm m.c. kat on the rap so mic it here's a little story ♪
♪ and you're sure to like it swift and sly and i'm playing it cool ♪ ♪ with my homegirl paula abdul i take two steps forward i take two steps back ♪ ♪ we come together 'cause opposites attract ♪ ♪ just give me a reason just a little bit's enough just a second ♪ ♪ we're not broken just bent and we can learn to love ♪ ♪ my love there's only you in my life the only thing that's right ♪ ♪ and i i want to share all my love with you ♪ ♪ you will always be my endless love ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. >> great to see you. the roots! [ cheers ] >> jimmy: it is so good to see you, my friend. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> jimmy: congrats on everything. >> thank you. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: you are beloved. you are adored. they love you. they love you. they adore you. i love you. i adore you as well. >> i happen to love you, jimmy fallon. jimmy ingrid fallon. >> jimmy: ingrid. a lot of people don't know my middle name. [ laughter ] it's not true, but a lot of people don't know that. that's -- i normally bump into you in the weirdest spots. >> you know, like airplanes, and stuff. >> jimmy: airplanes, yeah. >> it's not the weirdest spot. i mean, it's not a urinal in central park. but it's -- >> jimmy: yeah, it's true. but we also bumped into each
other there as well. >> it's true. yes we do. >> jimmy: big scandal. >> oh, yes. >> jimmy: big scandal. >> urine-gate. >> jimmy: that's right. but we both recovered from that. >> last time i ran into you on an airplane, you brought me burger king. it was like the nicest thing in the world. >> jimmy: yeah. >> he did. he brought me a bag of burger king. >> jimmy: well i was just -- i think i was -- was it late night, right? >> red-eye? >> jimmy: yeah. very late. yeah. so i think i had a few beverages -- >> a good healthy meal before. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. i just went on and started throwing burgers at everybody. >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: no, but that was good, right? >> that was very good. that was really nice. >> jimmy: you can't beat that. >> i was hoping you'd do a a little song and dance number, something to keep everyone happy on the plane, but nope. >> jimmy: i didn't do that, no. you didn't either. >> no, i really didn't. >> jimmy: yeah. number one, you're not a good flyer. >> not a good flyer at all. >> jimmy: and you're also not -- you said that you don't sing. >> no, not a good singer either. no. [ laughter ] i don't particularly -- yeah. >> jimmy: don't i -- i think i remember you singing. >> no, i sing in movies. i've sang in i think four movies. but every time -- see you do a a really good aaron neville. i do a really bad aaron neville.
>> jimmy: on purpose? >> no, i just can't -- everything i sing -- you know it's like you do the -- ♪ i don't know much but i know i love you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] but then -- that's an aaron neville song. >> jimmy: that's a good song. >> but then it's also, you know -- it also comes out like -- ♪ rollin' down the street smokin' indos sippin' on gin and juice ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's aaron neville singing "gin and juice." >> yeah. terrible. >> jimmy: no, no, no. >> terrible. >> jimmy: no, you don't want to do that. >> he's great. i just do a horrible impression of him. >> jimmy: next time we should do a dueling aaron nevilles, and we'll get aaron neville to come down. >> i'm into that. i'll work on my michael mcdonald, too. you do a really good one. >> jimmy: oh, michael mcdonald is great, because you don't have to know any words. >> no. [ laughter ] [ singing gibberish ] [ laughter ] >> you don't have to do anything. gold record, baby. >> jimmy: do you sing to your little baby? >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: congratulations. you have a little baby. [ cheers and applause ] beautiful. >> it's exciting. >> jimmy: nine weeks? >> yeah, nine weeks now, yeah. i do everything --
our baby in particular is, we think, allergic to sleep. >> jimmy: i don't think that's possible, no. >> no, we joke that -- we think that she thinks that she's keeping us -- she's protecting us from the sleep monsters. like, "oh, i've got to keep them up, or the sleep monsters will get them." >> jimmy: no. babies don't care about you. >> no, no, no. >> jimmy: they don't care. you go, "no, i've got to work tomorrow." they go, "i don't care at all. i've got to wake you up at four in the morning." >> the trick i try to use is that baby einstein stuff. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> but that's like -- for me, that's like a horse tranquilizer. >> jimmy: that's like an ambien, yeah. >> i could go down on a lit stove. [ laughter ] push me out of an airplane, and i could -- >> jimmy: colorful puppets, and you're like, "whoa." lll >> oh, god, i know. and you'll have the weirdest dreams in the world. >> jimmy: this is a little girl you have. >> yeah. a little girl. >> jimmy: oh, i mean, daddy's little girl. it's the best thing, right? >> it's so good. it's like, she's got me wrapped around her finger. >> jimmy: me too. same thing, exactly. >> i am a slave to the rhythm. >> jimmy: oh, i love it. yeah. whatever you want me to do, i'll do whatever you want,
little baby. but you came from a family of boys. >> i came from a family of -- yeah, boys. homicidal boys. >> jimmy: this is -- this is you. [ laughter ] that's you right there. little baby ryan reynolds. >> as you can see here, my dad used to cut our hair with a a hammer. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what? i've never heard of that. >> it's really dull and it takes a long time. >> jimmy: it does take a long time, but up against a good, heavy rock or something, you can take the hair off. >> totally. >> jimmy: no, it's cute. that's a little boy hair cut. that's what you should have. >> it really is. >> jimmy: but did you guys fight and do all sorts of crazy boy stuff? >> oh, no, no. nasty stuff. we were terrible to each other. it was like an episode of "cops" every weekend. it was awful. well, my dad was a cop, but the cops were over at our house not for social visits. they're over the house because people were being thrown through drywall and coming out of -- this one set a building on fire near our house. >> jimmy: that's a good one. >> this one cut a hole in his volkswagen bug thinking it would be water-proof if he threw some canvas topping over there. right off.
this one loved to crash motorcycles. >> jimmy: there you go, yeah. into the house. but now you have the little girl, and that's -- >> it's the best. i can't wait. it's just gonna be tea time every day with her. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you think. you think, right? you hope that they're good at something. >> no, she's gonna be a a football player. >> jimmy: exactly. yeah. exactly. i'm just loving all this stuff. and now you've got all those things -- >> congratulations to you, man. two little girls. >> jimmy: i got two little girls. yeah. i'm building a little army. >> yes. >> jimmy: yeah, little girls. but i'm still getting into it, and it's the best thing. it's just -- you're gonna freak out. you're gonna be the best dad. >> we could end wars if we just carpet bombed places with baby head smell. >> jimmy: oh, i just want to smell the baby. "oh, my god. what are we doing guys? come on, let's lay down our arms." [ laughter ] "let's smell some baby heads." >> "let's high-five each other to death." >> jimmy: isn't it awesome how you bring her in and people go, "oh, can i just smell your baby?" >> yeah, totally, right? and it's a little creepy. when it's my uncle dale, i'm like, "no. you can't. get back in your panel van and drive away." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: uncle dale.
i'm glad to hear he's released. i want to talk about you and -- gosh, we love your co-star in this movie. helen mirren. >> isn't she great? >> jimmy: oh, my god. she's one of the best guests we have on the show. she's so fun and so -- she's just so like gorgeous and -- >> and british. >> jimmy: and cool and british and proper. but yeah, she's the most fun. >> as kind as she is talented. and that woman is immensely talented. >> jimmy: yeah. we played beer pong, i think, on the show. >> yes. exactly. >> jimmy: she's the best like that. >> talented with that kind of stuff, too. and a potty mouth. >> jimmy: does she really? >> yeah. unexpected. >> jimmy: yeah. she sneaks one in there. not ready for that. the most fun human being in the world. >> i love her. >> jimmy: "woman in gold." can you explain what the movie is about? >> yeah, the movie is about -- it's a true story. in 1998, a woman named maria altmann, who's played by helen mirren, decided that she was going to sue the austrian government because the painting -- the gustav klimt painting "the woman in gold," the most valuable painting in all of austria -- was hanging on the walls of the belvedere, and that was stolen off of the
wall of her home by the nazis in the 30s. and it's a true story about -- she and this young lawyer, who i play, who took this fight all the way through the supreme court and beyond into austria and had fought to get this painting back. and there was so much more associated with the painting than just value. it was her family -- lost her whole family and her friends and her life. yeah, it's an incredible story. >> jimmy: it's a beautiful movie. we have a clip. here's ryan reynolds in "woman in gold." take a look at this. >> we're very sensitive to the government's concerns, mr. chief justice. the "can of worms" argument. but each country is different and poses different conditions. unlike, say, cuba, in austria's case, there's a treaty. so there's no dispute as to what type of law could apply. we recommend opening the can and extracting just the one little worm with a pair of tweezers, and then quickly closing it shut again. the defendants in this case have continuously tried to frustrate our attempts, raising every possible objection, threatening an armageddon in international relations, but let's put things into perspective here.
this is a case of one woman wanting back what is rightfully hers. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: ryan reynolds. "woman in gold." april 3rd. it comes out april 3rd. i didn't mean to say "ryan reynolds, woman in gold." because that's not -- [ laughter ] that's not your nickname. >> punctuation's important in that one. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's not your nickname at all. you're not the woman in gold. >> no. thank you though. >> jimmy: but april 3rd is when the film comes out. i always like to play some fun games and stuff like that when people come, and have a good time. we have fun, don't we? >> i always like to lose when i come play fun games. >> jimmy: apparently, yeah. >> i'm two for two. i lost at old man shuffleboard and water war. i don't forget. >> jimmy: we dressed as old men and we played shuffleboard. that was a good one, yeah. and water war. sorry, that was brutal. >> that was brutal, yeah. >> jimmy: the ladies loved that one. >> oh, yeah that's right. >> jimmy: but, i thought i'd challenge you this time to a a tough, tough game of "egg russian roulette" when we get back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: welcome back to the "tonight show" everybody. i'm here with ryan reynolds. [ cheers and applause ] we're about to go head to head in a game of "egg russian roulette." higgins, would you like to explain how this works? >> steve: of course james! [ laughter ] here in my two hands i have one dozen eggs. >> jimmy: ew. >> steve: eight of them have been hard boiled. >> nice. >> steve: yet four are still raw. [ laughter ] you and ryan will take turns selecting one egg at a time and smashing it upon the top of your head. [ laughter and applause ] you will not know which eggs are raw and which are hard boiled. once you choose an egg you must smash it on the top of your head. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: the top of our heads. >> steve: no put backs. [ laughter ] the first one to smash two eggs on the top of his head loses. [ laughter ] ryan, as the guest of this show --
>> jimmy: would you like to say his full name? >> steve: ryan reynolds. >> jimmy: there you go. [ laughter ] >> steve: rumbles and ridges. you as the guest will choose the first egg. >> jimmy: ah. >> steve: choose wisely my friend. [ coughing ] good luck. >> jimmy: what it feels -- >> i feel good about this actually. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah. >> jimmy: does it? >> in your face. in my face, jimmy. >> jimmy: yeah in your face. [ audience oohs ] [ applause ] >> felt real good about that. >> jimmy: that's good because i knew that was -- so they all kind of are a little grouping here. so i'll just choose this one here. >> steve: cha-boom. >> nice. ♪ [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, man. >> feels a little yolky in there, huh? >> jimmy: oh, no! i already know what's going to go down. >> yeah, baby chicken! baby chicken! [ laughter ] oh! [ applause ] yes! yes!
>> i feel very good about that. >> jimmy: i knew it. i knew it. i knew it. i knew it. i knew i didn't really like that. >> i'm still going to dinner after this. [ laughter ] oh, hey, higgins. okay, i'm going to take this. if life is like a box of -- eggs. >> jimmy: eggs? [ laughter ] >> you never know what you're going to get. >> jimmy: you never know -- that's right. the famous line. >> okay, okay. all right. all right. serious now, ready. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: egg! egg-cellent! >> i feel good about this. >> jimmy: egg-cellent? [ laughter ] that's the worst yolk i've ever heard. >> all: oh! ♪ >> jimmy: all right, i just physically lost. but anyway mentally, here we go. >> come on jimmy! [ cheers and applause ] >> no, no. no, no, no, not that one. definitely that one. >> steve: what a delightful aroma. [ laughter ] >> you feel good about that. i can tell you feel good about that one. >> jimmy: it looks a little spotty like it's been boiled for a while. >> well good. i like that. i like that. >> jimmy: hey man, great having you on the show, man. >> it was great being on the
show. >> jimmy: best of luck to you and your family. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and the new little baby. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. this is going to be real fun. back at the show. [ screams ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hard boiled. >> steve: the game continues. [ laughter ] >> speeding this up here. >> steve: one for two now. >> i so don't feel good about this. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you don't? >> no. >> steve: oh, yeah. >> jimmy: you don't? >> i do not feel good about this. >> jimmy: you feel terrible about this egg. [ laughter ] come on man, it's good. >> i feel so bad about -- okay. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: don't eat it. don't eat it. >> steve: oh my gosh. good luck james! >> jimmy: i can't look? >> steve: i said good luck. >> oh, yeah. or don't look. yes, that one. yes. yes. no put backs. >> jimmy: uh, this game's easy. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] oh, my goodness.
>> i like this one. >> steve: that one? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pull the trigger it freaks you out. >> yeah it does. the last time there wasn't anything. >> jimmy: i know it's safe. >> there's nothing in this one. >> jimmy: there's nothing in there. i know. >> this one is hard. this one is hard. >> jimmy: yup. [ audience oohs ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, no. you can't tell the -- >> you really can't. >> jimmy: you can't the -- [ laughter ] >> i urge everyone to try this at home. >> jimmy: i love that -- i love that i had to point at you, like -- yeah. like you didn't know. >> thank you. >> steve: the barn is burning. this one could determine the fate of the entire game. >> oh, yeah. this is the -- >> jimmy: the barn is burning. what he is trying to say is it's a barn burner. >> yeah. >> jimmy: okay. yup. all right, next one. want to do it at the same time? >> yeah, let's do it. one, two, three. >> jimmy: no! >> no. [ laughter ] damn it. i have very slippery hands right now. [ laughter ] cheers. >> jimmy: cheers buddy. nice to have you on the show. >> ready, one, two, three -- here we go. oh! [ audience oohs ] [ bell ringing ] i won one! i won one! >> jimmy: you won! >> i've never won before.
i've never won before! >> jimmy: congratulations! >> that's it! >> jimmy: you're the winner. >> yes! >> jimmy: ryan reynolds everybody! "woman in gold" opens in theaters april 3rd. stick around we'll be right back with terrence howard. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ we take great care with what goes into our chalice. only maize, hops, barley... and water. and because water is so important to us, we've partnered with water.org to help those who don't have access to it. each limited edition chalice provides five years of clean drinking water to women in the developing world. ♪
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>> jimmy: our next guest is an oscar-nominated actor who stars in the enormously popular television series "empire", which airs wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. on fox. please welcome terrence howard! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: yeah! please, welcome, welcome, welcome. so, thank you so much for being here. >> my god. >> jimmy: that's a good entrance right there, man. >> this is great. the roots introduce me on "the jimmy fallon show," man. i'm god right now. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: no, come on. you might as well be. "empire" is the biggest thing on television. it is giant. i mean, do you have any idea how big it is? every week it's growing. this hasn't happened in like
30 years or something. >> never. in the whole history of the nielsen ratings -- >> jimmy: it's never happened. >> tv has never -- a show has never increased every week. >> jimmy: every single week. >> every single week. so i'm like -- i'm dead. i know i'm dead. >> jimmy: no, no, no. >> i'm in front of jimmy fallon. >> jimmy: you're very much alive. >> i'm in front of you. i'm dead right now. i'm working with taraji p. henson. >> jimmy: come on. we love taraji. she was on the show. she's a friend. she is the best. >> she is an icon. >> jimmy: she's cookie, man. >> she tells me, "look at the floor. you can't look at me. look at the floor. i'm an icon, [ bleep ]." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what? she does not say that. >> yes, she does. >> jimmy: but she had something to do with you getting the role, right? lot to do with you getting the role. >> yeah, she called me and was like, "look, terrence, you need to do this thing." and i didn't know what she was talking about. but out of nowhere she was like, well, i was talking to lee daniels and he was kind of skyping with me, auditioning me. how the hell is lee daniels going to audition me for this thing? >> jimmy: really? >> but that's what got her the job because as soon as she got --
she told him, "look, lee, if you want to do it with terrence i'm in. if you're not doing it with terrence, i'm out." >> jimmy: she is cookie. she's cookie in real life. >> and he was like, "oh, that's cookie." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and you guys are so good together. it's a good chemistry. i know you're ex-husband and wife. should i explain it? would you like to explain it? >> yeah, yeah, yes. "empire" is about a couple, cookie lyon and lucious lyon. we were best -- we were married. we sold drugs back in the day. i became a huge star because she went to jail, took the fall for the 17 years i ain't seen her. i've built this huge billion-dollar empire. now she's getting out of jail. she wants her piece. lucious got a.l.s. i got a gay son. i got a crazy son. and i got a worthless son. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you've got to watch! america loves it! it is exactly what you need! [ cheers and applause ] it's fun. >> that's on wednesday. you can get your fix on wednesday. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. everyone -- so you've got to watch. it's just fun.
but i love that everyone's getting involved and you get to talk about it. because when you see a a phenomenon like this, it's so exciting. and it just got picked up for season two, so congratulations on that. >> thank you. i'm psyched. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: a couple episodes left for this year? >> no, we're done this season. >> jimmy: you're done with this season. it's finished. >> why do you think i'm getting so fat now? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, no. you're not getting fat. >> i am. >> jimmy: you look fantastic. >> i am. i look like six months pregnant right now. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, you don't. now, terrence -- >> it's okay. it's okay. >> jimmy: you're being hard on yourself. >> it's not your baby. [ laughter ] you don't have to worry about it. >> jimmy: i'm not worried about it. i was worried about you for a a second. can we just talk about the oscars for a second? >> no. [ laughter ] the academy awards. questlove, you were there, right? [ laughter ] >> i was looking for you! where were you? >> jimmy: explain this. walk me through what happened, please. >> oh, god. they've got a prompter there. >> jimmy: no, no, no. the prompter went out? >> no, no! what it is -- the worst part about this -- i'm like i'm at the academy awards. i mean, i got meryl streep. i got all these dope -- the best actors in the world. and they're up there reading
the teleprompter. >> jimmy: yeah. >> doing 19, 20 impersonations of reading the teleprompter. i was like, "man, i can memorize that." so everybody that went up there, i'm clowning on. i'm clowning -- i'm talking to my wife. "look at this. man, i can do better. wait until i go up there." >> jimmy: oh, karma. >> watch this. watch when i go up there. watch when i go up there. and i walk out there. and first and foremost, i forgot to wear a belt that day. [ laughter ] so i'm pulling it up. >> jimmy: hiking it up. >> i'm like, "it's okay. my stomach will hold it up." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: just breathe out. just breathe out. >> yeah, keep it out there. and i get out there and i'm breathing. i'm like and i've got this memorized. i've worked 18 hours to work this out and i'm about to kill it. i'm about to kill it. and i get out there -- there's oprah. [ laughter ] hi, oprah. and oh, oh, read the lines. read the lines. and i try to look up. i'm like, no, i done worked on this. i'm not going to memorize it. i'm not going to read the prompter. i'm going to say it from heart. so i start off. there's quest. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: people just in the
audience. i mean you just -- you blanked. if you mind -- if you don't mind, i have the video. >> no, don't show the video. no! [ cheers and applause ] no, no, no! >> jimmy: here's -- >> i choke! >> jimmy: terrence howard at the oscars. just walk us through what's happening here. you're introducing "whiplash". >> the story about a young musician desperately trying to -- >> see i had it together right there. >> it's a thrilling symphony that's both -- >> this is where i forgot what i was going to say. >> it's mind-blowing. >> jimmy: mind-blowing. mind-blowing. yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: then you saw oprah there. >> our next film is amazing. >> jimmy: it's amazing. you blanked. you blanked. completely blanked. >> i'm blown away right now myself. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. improvised there. but then what happens after this? because something else -- it sounds like you got mugged on stage or something. >> no, no, no. >> "the imitation game" is as potent and uncompromising -- >> jimmy: what -- what happened? >> i thought i had it together,
and then i hit the microphone. [ laughter ] and i was like, maybe nobody noticed. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it was like 5.1 digital sound. >> no! >> jimmy: it was the most rattling thing i ever heard in my life. it was like, bling, bong, ding, dong, bong, bong, shing, bong. thank you so much for coming on the show. we love you so much. [ cheers and applause ] thank you for being a good sport with that, man. congrats on "empire." congrats. congrats on the new baby, too. terrence howard, everybody! "empire" airs wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. on fox. kelly clarkson performs for us after the break. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we're joined right now by a multiple grammy award winner and one of the best voices in pop music. here to perform her new single "heartbeat song" from her latest album "piece by piece," give it up for my duet partner, kelly clarkson! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm gonna play it been so long i forgot
how to turn it up ♪ ♪ up up up all night long oh up up all night long ♪ ♪ you where the hell did you come from you're a different different kind of fun ♪ ♪ and i'm so used to feeling numb and now i got pins and needles on my tongue ♪ ♪ anticipating what's to come like a finger on a loaded gun ♪ ♪ and i can feel it rising temperature inside me haven't felt it for a long time ♪ ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm gonna play it been so long i forgot how to turn it up ♪ ♪ up up up all night long oh up up
all night long ♪ ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm gonna play it turned it on but i know you can take it ♪ ♪ up up up up all night long oh up up all night long ♪ ♪ all night long i i wasn't even gonna go out but i never would've had a doubt ♪ ♪ if i don't know where i'd be now your hands on my hips and my kiss on your lips ♪ ♪ oh i could do this for a long time ♪ ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm gonna play it been so long i forgot how to turn it up ♪ ♪ up up up all night long oh up up all night long ♪ ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm gonna play it turned it on ♪ ♪ but i know you can take it up
up up up all night long ♪ oh up up all night long ♪ ♪ until tonight i only dreamed about you i can't believe i ever breathed without you ♪ ♪ baby you make me feel alive and brand new bring it one more time ♪ ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm gonna play it been so long i forgot how to turn it up ♪ ♪ up up up all night long oh up up all night long ♪ ♪ oh yeah ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm gonna play it turned it on ♪ ♪ but i know you can take it up up up up all night long oh up up all night long ♪ ♪ come on ♪ this is my heartbeat song and i'm gonna play it turned it on but i know you can take it up ♪ ♪ up up up all night long oh up up all night long ♪
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you for that, yeah. kelly clarkson! "piece by piece" is in stores now! [ cheers and applause ] our thanks to ryan reynolds, terrence howard, kelly clarkson once again! [ cheers and applause ] and the roots right there from philadelphia! stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪